Who Am I Following?

Have you ever had to follow someone when traveling in a vehicle? It can be quite frustrating if the person leading has forgotten that he or she is leading you, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area. I’m sure we can all relate to having the person in front slip through the yellow light and then here we are stuck, sitting at a red light, trying to watch as far as we can to see where we need to follow.

To be honest, sometimes I feel that the same can be said for my obedience to God. I will run out of fingers and toes to list all the times I tried to be the “lead” car with God. Isn’t it silly? How can I think that I know better than God? When we call it out like this it does sounds silly; however, it’s not always a blatant, “I am going to take the lead, God.”

It begins when we lose our focus. We get so distracted by life events, people, and things around us that we forget to keep our focus on God. We begin to get impatient with God’s timing that we improvise and find a “short-cut.” I don’t know about you, but the “short-cuts” I have taken in my life always make things more difficult and longer in the end.

As women I am sure we can think back to a “love” of our life in high school and we thought, “He’s the one.” We got so caught up in the emotions, the desire to have it be what we thought it should be, that we indirectly began taking steps independent of God. Let me just say, emotions can lead you astray. There is only one peace that surpasses ALL understanding and that source is from God. Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (ESV).

Much heartache, frustration, and sin can be avoided if we continuously place our eyes, minds, and hearts on God. Think about it this way: when you look outside at all God created and then reflect on the ways in the past that God has provided, just know He’s got whatever you are going through now and what’s coming down the line. He’s got an excellent track record, 5 stars if you will, at providing what we need and in His will. What other mom will you share that with today? What mom needs to know His saving grace?

May You Have a Blessed Day!

Jenn is a wife and mother of two boys and one girl, she enjoys putting puzzles together with her kiddos, watching reruns of Friends with her hubby, and trying new recipes. She has a passion for encouraging women to live on mission. She also writes of the adventures with her “people” (children), at www.adventureswithmypeople.wordpress.com.

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